Coloured Squares.Mar 31, 2015
Coloured Squares is an interactive art project I’ve been working on for many years. It can be used as a playground, game, social network or anything you want. Colours and images are pretty versatile things.
A bit of history of the project:
2010 - I registered the colouredsquares.com url because I needed one to put my old stuff on when tranferring servers. I liked coloured squares so it seemed a good choice.
2011 - I originally made a website that you could click on to change the colour of squares in a field.
2012 - I made a new version that supported live updating via websockets, making it multiplayer. It didn’t have persistence a database but it was much closer to the finished product.
2015 - As part of my project to finish an art project every month in 2015 I made a new version of coloured squares with user pages (login via colour-based password), liking and all sorts. That’s the currently live one.
2016 - A new version is coming. I’ve long dreamt of a hardware version (and a wearable version which someone seems to have already done something similar to) but this will be software with an API so hardware could come afterwards. see 10k.colouredsquares.com for what happened